Episode 77 – The State of Nintendo

With the successful launch of a new console / handheld hybrid console in the Switch, and a stellar showing at E3 2017, Nintendo seems to be making all the right moves… or do they?

We break down our thoughts on the current state of Nintendo, how they got here, and where they are headed next. Also… games!

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • ARMS
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • and more!

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Episode 76 – E3 2017 Review

In this MEGA episode of Fathers of the Grind, Tim & Derek breakdown each major E3 conference in a addition to other recent gaming announcements. That’s over 80 video games that we discuss in one sitting! We give each show a grade and pick our favorite games. It’s a fast-moving conversation as we try to squeeze everything into a single episode, so buckle up!

Thanks for listening, and to those of you who are fathers…
Happy Father’s Day!

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Episode 75 – 20 Questions

In honor of a crazy & news-filled E3 week… we decided to slow things down. Next week we will cover all the news & announcements, but this week we played a game: Video Game 20 Questions. Matt Kiel & Correy Hudson Dirrig from NGR Radio joined us again as we tried to stump each other with our picks. How did we do? Listen and find out!

And be sure to tune in next week as we break down all the news from E3.

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 74 – E3 2017 Predictions

(I apologize for the late posting! It’s 100% my fault, but let’s blame Derek.)

In this week’s episode, we are joined by special guests Corey Hudson Dirrig and Matthew Kiel from NGR Radio! We discuss their favorite gaming franchises and a TON of other games: Mario Kart 8, Nier: Automata, Spelunky, Prey, Thumper, and more!

To close out this week’s discussion, we each make 3 predictions for the upcoming E3 conferences. How did we do? What predictions would you make for this year’s E3? Hit us up on Facebook or email (fathersofthegrind@gmail.com) with your thoughts.

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 73 – Summer Gaming in 2017

Summer is upon us! We talk about some of our family plans for the summer months as well as what games we are targeting to complete over the next few months. We each pick one backlog game, one recent game, and one upcoming game that we hope to complete this summer. What does your summer of gaming look like!

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 72 – Previewing ARMS & Destiny 2

In this episode we talk about a whole bunch of games, including a quick preview of the next big Nintendo Switch game: ARMS. What did Nintendo reveal in their latest Direct presentation? Are we sold on it? We also discuss the recent preview of gameplay & other details that have emerged for Destiny 2.

Also…

  • Tim is bad at airports
  • Derek still likes Linkin Park
  • More games: Prey, Thumper, The Surge, Injustice 2, and more!

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 71 – Video Game Hall Of Fame

The new class of inductees have been announced for the Video Game Hall of Fame. Are they deserving? What games would we have chosen?

Before we get into the HoF discussion…

  • Ubisoft rumors for 2 of their biggest franchises
  • Major milestone for Overwatch
  • First impressions of NBA Playgrounds
  • Our run-ins with “unique” craigslist sellers

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 70 – Games Set In Outer Space

In this week’s episode, Derek & Tim break down some of their favorite games set in outer space. The community also chimes in with some of their picks.

Also in this episode:

  • Everyone is moving!
  • One of us may or may not be racist
  • More games: Mad Max, Wonderboy, Witcher 3, Mario Kart 8, and more!

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 69 – Summer Movie Preview

Yes, this is a video game podcast, but sometimes we talk about other stuff! Don’t worry… we talk about video games, too (Mass Effect Andromeda, Zelda, Mad Max, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and more)!

Our main topic this week: Summer movies. Starting this Friday with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, summer movie season will officially be upon us. Which ones are we planning to see in theater?

Also, Derek’s wife LOVES the name of our podcast.

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Episode 68 – Ranking the Best Games of 2016

In part 2 of our discussion with our buddy, Dan Phillips, we dive into the top games from 2016. It’s not always easy to revisit these lists, but it’s been 4 months since we created our original rankings. What has changed since then? And what does our combined list look like? Listen to find out!

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